Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Starting a Trend
Of more frequent posts, hopefully. I have snagged a bunch of new names recently and hopefully a card by card recap will get me into the swing of things again.
Mike Cook 1991 South Carolina Collegiate Collection #84
Cook was drafted by the California Angels in the first round of the 1985 Draft. He shot through the minors and made his debut less than a year later. He was not received well, even though his ERA declined with each major league season. Mike made his hay in the minor leagues.
After a stint with the Minnesota Twins in 1989, Cook was exclusively a minor leaguer for more than 150 appearances over four seasons. Then he got a shot with the Orioles in 1993. For two games. Three innings. Zero earned runs.
In 1993, those stats earn you a spot in the 1994 U.S. Playing Cards Orioles deck of cards. The two of clubs. Really? Two games and he gets his own card as an Oriole. I am tracking down this set and will be working to get an Oriole upgrade into the collection.
He hasn't had a TTM success that I can find, but I am not sure how many guys out there are looking to add a Mike Cook minor league auto to their collection. Maybe just maybe this blurry black and white auto from his college newspaper will be able to find a new home.
Time to hunt him down, in a nice way of course.
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